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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-64, An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act
(2015-06-22)
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Terence Hubbard, Vice President, Operations (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
  • Samantha Maislin Dickson, Executive Director and General Counsel (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Kevin McNamee, Director, Parks Establishment (Parks Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Senior Director, Frontier Lands Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Rob Prosper, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment & Conservations (Parks Canada)
Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act
(2015-06-22)
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Terence Hubbard, Vice President, Operations (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
  • Samantha Maislin Dickson, Executive Director and General Counsel (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Kevin McNamee, Director, Parks Establishment (Parks Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Senior Director, Frontier Lands Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Rob Prosper, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment & Conservations (Parks Canada)
Bill C-61, An Act to amend the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act
(2015-06-19)
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Terence Hubbard, Vice President, Operations (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
  • Samantha Maislin Dickson, Executive Director and General Counsel (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Kevin McNamee, Director, Parks Establishment (Parks Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Senior Director, Frontier Lands Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Rob Prosper, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment & Conservations (Parks Canada)
Bill C-46, An Act to amend the National Energy Board Act and the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act
(2015-05-14) Show Briefs
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:02 AM
  • The Honourable Greg Rickford, M.P.P., Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (Government of Ontario)
  • Jeff Labonté, Director General, Energy Safety and Security Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:24 PM
  • Cameron Alexis, Alberta Regional Chief (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Stuart Wuttke, General Counsel (Assembly of First Nations)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:01 AM
  • Robert Blakely, Director, Canadian Affairs (Canada's Building Trades Unions )
  • Isabelle Bouffard, Economic and Trade Coordinator, Agriculture Policy and Research Branch (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Martin Caron, Second Vice-president, Corporate (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Jim Donihee, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association)
  • Stéphane Forest, Counsel, Legal Affairs Branch (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Brenda Kenny (As an Individual)
  • Martin Olszynski, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:03 PM
  • Terence Hubbard, Vice President, Operations (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Jeff Labonté, Director General, Energy Safety and Security Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Joseph McHattie, Legal Counsel (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Christine Siminowski, Director, Energy Safety and Security Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Robert Steedman, Chief Environment Officer (National Energy Board)
  • Jonathan Timlin, Director, Regulatory Approaches (National Energy Board)
Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park
(2015-02-19) Show Briefs
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:01 AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:03 PM
  • Ian Buchanan, Manager, Natural Heritage and Forestry (The Regional Municipality of York)
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Jim Robb, General Manager (Friends of the Rouge Watershed)
  • Alison Woodley, National Director, Parks Program (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:06 AM
  • Kim Empringham, Secretary/Treasurer/Director (York Region Federation of Agriculture)
  • Larry Noonan, Chair (Altona Forest Stewardship Committee)
  • Alan Wells, Former Chair, Rouge Park Alliance (As an Individual)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:06 PM
  • The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P, Minister of Environment (As an Individual)
  • Andrew Campbell, Vice-President of External Relations and Visitor Experience (Parks Canada)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
  • Pam Veinotte, Field Unit Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park (Parks Canada)
Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing the Nuclear Liability Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts
(2014-12-04) Show Briefs
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:02 AM
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 5:03 PM
  • Michael Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
  • Robert Power, Senior Coordinator, Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:02 AM
  • Paul Barnes, Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • John Barrett, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nuclear Association)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM
  • Jim Fox, Vice President, Strategy and Analysis (National Energy Board)
  • Jonathan Timlin, Director, Regulatory Approaches (National Energy Board)
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8:02 AM
  • Norma Beech, Counsel, Natural Resources Canada, Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Michel Chénier, Director, Petroleum and Mineral Resources Management Directorate (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Laura Farquharson, Executive Director, Legislative Governance, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Environmental Stewardship Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Jeff Labonté, Director General, Energy Safety and Security Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • David McCauley, Director, Uranium and Radioactive Waste Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Senior Director, Petroleum Resources Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Niall O'Dea, Director General, Electricity Resources Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Jean-François Roman, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Study on emerging issues related to its mandate
(2014-11-25)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM
  • Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Kimberley Leach, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • James McKenzie, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Bruce Sloan, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 28, and 29 of Part 4 of Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures
(2014-10-30) Show Briefs
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:02 PM
  • Cameron Alexis, Alberta Regional Chief (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Terry Audla, President (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
  • Ben Brunnen, Manager, Fiscal and Economic Policy (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Alex Ferguson, Vice President, Policy and Performance (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Jonathan Fitzpatrick, President (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Vince Frisina, Vice-President, Chalk River Professional Employees Group (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:02 AM
  • Jeannie Ehaloak, Mayor (Municipality of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut)
  • David Hik, Board member (Canadian Polar Commission)
  • Elizabeth Kingston, General Manager (Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines)
  • David J. Scott, Executive Director (Canadian Polar Commission)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM
  • Ben Chalmers, Vice-president, Sustainable Development (Mining Association of Canada)
  • Alison Forrest, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Lisa Jacobson, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Jean-Frédéric Lafaille, Director General, AECL Restructuring (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Dominique Laporte, Executive Director, Pension, Policy and Programs, Pension and Benefits Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Jonathan Lundy, Chief Transition Officer (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
  • Annie Moulin, Senior Analyst, Northern Strategic Policy Branch (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Ekaterina Ohandjanian, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Mark Pearson, Director General, External relations, Science and Policy Integration Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Martin Raillard, Chief Scientist, Canadian High Arctic Research Station (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Stephen Van Dine, Director General, Northern Strategic Policy Branch (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Robert Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
  • Susan Weston, Senior Policy Advisor, International Relations, Science and Policy Integration Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Claire Woodside, Director (Publish What You Pay-Canada)
Bill C-501, An Act respecting a National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day.
(2014-06-19)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM
  • Eric Campbell, Acting Director, Communications and Engagement, Northern Caucus (QUEST)
  • Adam Chamberlain, Co-Chair, Northern Caucus (QUEST)
  • Gordon Van Tighem, Co-Chair, Northern Caucus (QUEST)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM
  • Peter Lang, President (Dunedin Energy Systems Ltd.)
  • Rick Norlock, M.P. for Northumberland Quinte West, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Bill S-6, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act
(2014-06-17) Show Briefs
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM
  • Tom Isaac, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Tara Shannon, Director, Resource Policy and Programs, Northern Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)
  • Janice Traynor, Senior Analyst, Environment and Renewable Resources, Northern Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Adam Chamberlain, Director (Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines)
  • Alex Ferguson, Vice-President, Policy and Environment (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Elizabeth Kingston, General Manager (Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines)
  • Aaron Miller, Manager, Northern Canada (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Randy Clarkson, Executive Director (Klondike Placer Miners' Association)
  • Damien Côté, Executive Director (Nunavut Water Board)
  • Samson Hartland, Executive Director (Yukon Chamber of Mines)
  • Thomas Kabloona, Chair (Nunavut Water Board)
  • Clynton Nauman, President and CEO (Alexco Resource Corp.)
  • Stuart Schmidt, President (Klondike Placer Miners' Association)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:59 AM
  • Roger Brown, Manager of Environment and Natural Resources (Champagne and Aishihik First Nations)
  • Eric Fairclough, Chief (Little-Salmon/Carmacks First Nation)
  • Mary Jane Jim, Councilor (Champagne and Aishihik First Nations)
  • Daryn R. Leas, Legal Counsel (Council of Yukon First Nations)
  • Brian MacDonald, Legal Counsel (Champagne and Aishihik First Nations)
  • Ruth Massie, Grand Chief (Council of Yukon First Nations)
  • David Morrison, President and CEO (Yukon Energy Corporation)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:58 PM
  • William MacKay, Director, Intergovernmental Relations (Government of Nunavut)
  • The Honourable Johnny Mike, M.L.A., Minister of Environment (Government of Nunavut)
  • The Honourable Darrell Pasloski, Premier of Yukon ()
  • Julie Stinson, Development Assessment Process Manager (Yukon Government)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:05 AM
  • The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, P.C., M.P., Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development ()
  • Tom Isaac, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Tara Shannon, Director, Resource Policy and Programs, Northern Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)
  • Janice Traynor, Senior Analyst, Environment and Renewable Resources, Northern Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)
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